West End Stores in Golspie is prominently situated on the Main Street, upon entering the village, the building has a large frontage. With dedicated parking to the front of the store and across the road, the business is ideally placed to catch passing trade on the A9, the main arterial route from Inverness to Thurso. This business caters to a wide cross section of customers and enjoys a loyal customer base as well as trade from travellers and tourists who visit the region during holiday periods, or those undertaking the popular North Coast 500 route which has seen a significant increase in numbers of visitors to the area.
The store sells a broad cross-section of grocery items to include, newspapers, fresh and frozen produce, greeting cards, bakery lines, both soft and alcoholic drinks and tobacco / confectionery. The shop also provides pay zone and lottery services. The business has a good range of flexible fixtures and fittings allowing the maximum display space within the extensive retail area. The sales counter is close to the main entrance, enabling a minimum of staffing to maintain service and security. Moving into the main shop display areas there are two central aisles, wall shelving and chillers. Extensive racking and shelving are in situ including large chilled / freezer cabinets.
The large footprint created by the joining of two buildings some years ago has created a large trading area which is presently under utilised by the current owners. There is potential for a variety of uses.
Due to the impending retirement of the owners the store now carries a more limited stock chosen to satisfy the needs of the clientele. There is undoubted potential to expand trade with new motivated ownership. The store would also lend itself to a variety of uses should new proprietors wish to change the direction of the business.
The village of Golspie has a population of approximately 1400 people but it provides services to a much broader community including the general public, tourists and business clients. Golspie boasts fine sandy beaches, an excellent golf course and many amenities. Sutherland is a magnet for tourists with magnificent hills and rugged mountains.
Golspie itself is known for Ben Braggie which is a popular walk and affords views of spectacular coastline and picturesque countryside. The region also attracts walkers and cyclists who make use of the local terrain; Golspie has a renowned mountain bike track. Many visitors are allured to the area because of Dunrobin Castle and other historic places of interest.
Ground Floor Area Sizes
Sales A - 42.74m2
Sales B - 29.91m2
Sales B - 6.50m2
Store C - 37.90m2
Toilets - 20.07m2
Store - 17.00m2
Total - 154.12m2
The property is of traditional construction under a pitched slate roof. The building has been created from the joining together of two properties which results in the large trading area we see today. There is also an extension to the rear utilised as a storage area. This area has a well maintained flat roof.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. CCTV is in operation. The building has substantial storage areas on the ground floor which also affords easy access for deliveries. Additional storage and office space is available in the attic floor. A further office and utility room are conveniently located behind the main service counter. Staff washroom facilities are also present.
Capital Premium: £15,000
Rent: £8,000 p.a. rent
Option to Purchase: Full refund of Capital Premium if within 3 years
Rent Payments: Quarterly in advance
Rent Reviews: Every Five years in line with RPI
Lease Duration: 12 Years
Leaser Type: Full Repairing and Insuring; lessee bears the cost of Insurance
Key Entry Details: Condition survey to be carried out (by mutual agreement and shared costs)
Stock at cost: Paid in full within 28 days.
Entry Date: As Agreed
Mon – Sat – 07:00 to 21:00
Sun – 08:00 to 18:00